Prince Harry Targeted by Taliban

Kidnapping and death threats greet his deployment in Afghanistan.
3:00 | 09/10/12

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Tonight, prince harry is in afghanistan, part of the british combat forces there, but today he was greeted by an ominous threat from the taliban. They said that they are going to do all they can to kidnap him or kill him so are he and his fellow troops now at increased risk, and it raises the question why did the british announce the dates of his deployment and the basere he'll be living? Here's abc's muhammad lila. Reporter: Just five days into his mission, the warrior prince of wales already under threat. The taliban adding him to their hit list today saying "it's not important for us to kidnap him. We will target him, and we will kill him." The prince is flying an apache helicopter, and wiour helicopters crashing in just the past month, the risks are real, something we saw firsthand. When you look outside the window, you get a sense of the challenges that coalition troops are facing. There are literally thousands of places where militants could be hiding waiting to strike, but while they gun for the prince, he will be gunning right back in one of the most advanced helicopters in the world. The computers on board this apache can detect up to 250 threats below in just seconds. There's one helicopter that you'd want to be flying in combat, it's an apache. That said, any helicopter can be brought down. Reporter: And while he's in the sky, the enemy won't know the prince will be anonymous using a code name and wearing a visor at all times. But the threat isn't just in the air. It can also be on the ground in home base. The real worry is that somebody tries to infiltrate into the base, somebody who is appearing as a civilian worker on the base. Reporter: For his own protection, the prince will live in a separate section of the base and won't have any contact with afghan soldiers. British officials say with social media today there was just no wa to keep this deployment a secret. A marked man. Muhammad lila, abc news, kabul.

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